Paul Ainsworth takes on Cornwall series of the hugely successful Drive & Dine Theatre

Movies with food by Paul Ainsworth at The Royal Cornwall Showground throughout August

Event in line with government’s social distancing recommendations

Following the huge success of the Drive & Dine Theatre events held across the UK in collaboration with Chef Tom Kerridge earlier this summer, Ainsworth and team are excited to welcome the concept to North Cornwall.

The Royal Cornwall Showground will play host to a revival of the classic American drive-in cinema screenings. Guests can choose from an impressive selection of award-winning blockbusters, family favourites and must-see classics, all the while enjoying an exclusive menu curated by Ainsworth, from the comfort and safety of your car.

Renowned for his playful culinary style, Ainsworth’s menu offers a nod to the typical American retro drive-in scene. Enjoy, for example, a souped up version of your cinema staple, Nachos, served here with an Oozy Cheddar Fondue made from local favourite, Davidstow cheese, and a Jalapeño Salsa. For something more substantial, try a Drive In Dog – not just your regular hot dog, served in style with a Clotted Cream Brioche Bun, Fairground Onions, Pickles and Mustard Mayo. An amazing selection of drinks includes

Each car will be provided with a device to hear the movie through and a parking bay to which food and drink is delivered directly. All that’s left for you to do, is sit back and enjoy the show on the world’s largest mobile HD LED screen.

A wide selection of films are on offer, including drive-in classics such as Grease and Back to the Future, and a number of maritime-themed favourites – think Jaws for the thrill-seekers or Finding Dory for the younger (or just more faint-hearted). Musicals such as La La Land and The Greatest Showman, Mamma Mia and Bohemian Rhapsody should lift spirits inside your car while more recent blockbusters are also available including Le Mans ‘66 and Knives Out. For a full list of films on offer and the schedule, please visit:

Drive & Dine is suitable for all ages, with both daytime and evening viewings. To comply with Government regulations and ensure a risk-free environment, cars will be spaced out, all staff will wear protective face wear and gloves, food and drink will be served through contactless methods, and tickets will be sent electronically and checked from a distance.

Drive & Dine Theatre will be taking place on the following dates:

Thursday 6th August (4.30pm and 8.30pm)
Friday 7th August (12.30pm, 4.30pm and 8.30pm)
Saturday 8th August (12.30pm, 4.30pm and 8.30pm)
Sunday 9th August (12.30pm, 4.30pm and 8.30pm)
Wednesday 12th August (4.30pm and 8.30pm)
Thursday 13th August (4.30pm and 8.30pm)
Friday 14th August (12.30pm, 4.30pm and 8.30pm)
Saturday 15th August (12.30pm, 4.30pm and 8.30pm)
Sunday 16th August (12.30pm, 4.30pm and 8.30pm)


Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 29th July.
Option to sign up to get priority access to a pre-sale on Tuesday 28th July. Each screening costs £16 for adults and £6 for children.

A VIP ticket option is also available for adult customers for £40 per person. This includes admission, front row parking, nachos, one drink and a deck chair in your parking bay.